Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. Transportation costs ranked second, and labor costs ranked third.

Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? That was my opening question to Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” I asked Steve why they chose to partner with those universities, and why didn’t they just conduct the research themselves.

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How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

TMC

If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if you select the right provider for your business. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. Our recommendations on how to leverage Gartner’s TMS research.

ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

Think about it: If inventory is constantly in motion, then shouldn’t the transportation strategy be linked to this more dynamic allocation strategy ? Linking Transportation to Allocation. Transportation was not a big focus area for most retailers, but that is beginning to change.

New Research: Assessing Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Transportation is coming to the forefront of shippers’ cost reduction, efficiency and operational strategies due to its oversized contribution to supply chain costs. Inbound transportation is particularly inefficient and costly, eating up 3.6% Transportation Spend Inbound Freight

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards in getting better truckload rates and performance. The researchers used TMC data for 40 shippers and looked at over a million loads. Previous research has shown that tender acceptance rates is correlated to price paid. Next, researchers looked at freight attributes of shippers.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

C.H. Robinson

If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if you select the right provider for your business. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. Our recommendations on how to leverage Gartner’s TMS research.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if you select the right provider for your business. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. Our recommendations on how to leverage Gartner’s TMS research.

4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Talking Logistics

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if you select the right provider for your business. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. Our recommendations on how to leverage Gartner’s TMS research.

New Transport Intelligence Study

Supply Chain Movement

The recent study on Supply Chain Risk and Visibility in the Movement of Goods which was carried out by leading transport and logistics research company Transport Intelligence and Kewill is now available. >>Please Transport Intelligence Study.

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Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. 3 Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. Supply Chain Transportation Management

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. While the sights of trucks and trains carrying products of a company or parked at a business facility are common, few people understand how much the economy depends on economic and reliable transport. What is transportation?

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

This year, my family and I decided to take advantage of the event and visit National Research Council (NRC) , Canada’s 9 m wind tunnel testing facility. Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports.

Executing Your Transportation Strategy: The Essential Role of Transportation Management Technology

Talking Logistics

The first two episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , and how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy. In this episode, led by Chris Johnson, VP Research and Development at LeanLogistics , we will discuss the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy. Live Episode: April 2, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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A Transportation Network is Your Pit Crew

Talking Logistics

You’ve developed a well thought out transportation plan that supports your supply chain. You’ve conducted a transportation procurement event and have agreements in place with carrier partners to provide the type of capacity you need, where and when you need it. You’ve communicated the final transportation plan and carrier strategy to your internal and external constituents, and have made essential business process changes to ensure successful execution.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. This research states that “the annual volume of global EDI transactions exceeds 20 billion per year and is still growing.”.

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs).

Supply Chain News on Interesting Analysis on Highways Tolls from the American Transportation Research Institute

Supply Chain Digest

Almost One Third of Toll Revenues Go to Collection Costs, not Roads and Bridges

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners and provides our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results. This requires taking an informed and collaborative approach to transportation procurement.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The investment and routing decisions of rail and truck carriers, and the location of distribution centers, are likely to change, based on trade-offs that shippers make between the cost and speed of transportation. The post Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

In today’s state, that transparency does not exist (or rarely exists), and it makes it very difficult for Transportation Operators to budget costs for 2020. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

Research Expo displays 70 to 80 supply chain research projects from multiple countries. On January 22, 2014, some 120 master’s students representing about 30 countries will gather at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA to present 70 to 80 supply chain thesis research projects.

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. New opportunities in the transportation industry are thriving. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Disruption of Transportation Industry.

New Research from BluJay Solutions Finds Customer Experience Overtakes Cost as Top Supply Chain Differentiator and Innovation Driver

BluJay Solutions

10, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today released the findings from its second annual research study in the report, “ Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.” Respondents ranked their top supply chain investments, and overall BI/Analytics received the most top factor votes (22 percent), followed closely by Visibility (21 percent) and Transportation (16 percent).

The Essential Role of TMS in Executing Your Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

Why is transportation management technology essential for companies to execute their supply chain strategy? That was my opening question to Chris Johnson, VP of Research and Development at LeanLogistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “To The use of transportation technology helps with some of the low-hanging fruit, such as automating repetitive tasks, but it certainly does more than that.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

I conducted my first research study on transportation management systems (TMS) back in March of 1999. And over time, standalone TMS applications focused on a single mode, transportation process, or geographic region have transformed into “platform solutions” that address a broader spectrum of transportation management capabilities in a smarter and more integrated manner. Simply put, your questions will help us align our research with your interests.

Transportation Benefits Via Smarter Packaging/Product Design (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

How often does your transportation team collaborate with your product and packaging designers to factor in transportation considerations into their designs? We asked our Indago research community.

Are your warehouse and transport teams on ‘speaking’ terms?

DELMIA Quintiq

Not convinced that your warehouse and transport teams need to collaborate? Steve, the head of transport at a large retailer and Eddie, the head of warehouse operations both look at their daily operations from a very different angle.

Blue Yonder Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Supply Chain Nation

Gartner recently released the Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS) report 1. According to the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Transportation Management Systems. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document.